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Things You Need To Know Before Selling Your Toner Cartridges

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To get cash  for your unused toners and printer ink cartridges, here are the simple things to know before selling your toner cartridges . Before proceeding to sell your toner cartridges it is important to have answers to these few questions :

  1. What condition should your toner cartridges be in?
  2. Who do you sell them to and what’s the right price to sell each?
  3. Where can you get the most cash back for your toners?


Selling your unused toner cartridges is an excellent idea. It reduces plastic in wasteland and you will have an extra income.

There is, a lot to consideration how to proceed, how much they’re worth, if anything at all.

We are here to help make this process simple and easy.

In next few steps we will provide you with information you will need to succeed.

Let’s get into the details.



There are some that we don’t buy. There’re so many brands of ink, toner cartridges and imaging supplies on the market. And honestly not all of them are highest acceptable standard, based on current market supply and demand, buyback pricing etc.

Here’s how you can make that determination:

  • You have to make sure that you have genuine OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) ink and toner cartridges, brand name like HP, Canon, Brother, Epson, Xerox etc. produced by the same brand name as your printer.
  • Do you have ink and toner cartridges that are compatible, generic or remanufactured? 

A compatible ink and toner cartridges are not manufactured by the original manufacturer of your printer and are made by third parties, not OEMs and are designed to work on your printers. Remanufactured ink and toner cartridges are old, used cartridges that has been refilled, components are replaced, also can be called refurbished.



 Condition of your Items is very important. Are they still In Sealed Retail Boxes, is it a Minor Damage on the box or box is open, all this criteria impact price that you will receive for your ink and toner cartridges. If box of your toner is manufacturer sealed it’s indicate that you have Brand New ink or toner cartridge. If the original box has been damaged or open we certainly can not say if this ink and toner cartridges has been used. Therefore, we buyback ink and toner cartridges in manufacturer sealed boxes. Not all Retail packaged ink and toner cartridges we will buyback, it depends on current market supply and demand.

To ensure that you get the maximum payout for your ink and toner cartridges, keep them free of heavy damages like holes, dents, rips and tears.



Does the expiration date of ink and toner cartridges is Important?

Yes, it is very important, and I will tell you why.

Selling your unused toner cartridges - things you need to knowYou can find the expiration date on the back of every ink and toner cartridges box, sometimes it’s “warranty end” which means that manufacturer warrantied an excellent work or a replacement for ink or toner cartridge until the date indicated on the box.

This is important because ink cartridges consist a liquid composition which changes with time,  a chemical breakdown into less of liquid and became something like a slime. The expiration date of ink cartridge indicate that it shelfs life came to the end and will effect not only the quality of printing can also damage your printer.

Because of all this reasons we do not buyback expired ink cartridges.

We buyback ink cartridges with 6 months before the expiration date or warranty date.

LaserJet toner cartridges also have the expiration date, but shelf life is similar but longer usually 7-8 years because there is no liquid, toner contains powder. What could be harmful for toner cartridge and shorten their shelf life? When LaserJet toner cartridge exposed to heat and moisture, fine powder inside that toner becomes moist and sticky which also effect quality of printing and may damage your printer.


Why style of the box effect the price of the ink and toner cartridges?

Every 5 years manufacturers like HP, Canon, Xerox etc. making a new design for their product boxes. This new design boxes indicate that toner in different old style boxes are expired, cycle of the shelf life comes to the end and unfit for printing.

We buyback only new style LaserJet toner cartridges.


Is model number of ink and toner cartridges important?

 Yes, model number of the ink and toner cartridges provide information of the color and capacity of the cartridge. When you are placing your buyback order only with the model number we can identify exactly what kind of ink and toner cartridge you trying to sell. You can find the model number on a box exterior of ink and toner cartridge.

When you enlist your cartridges for the Best4toner buyback program, this is what we use to provide accurate price quotes for your supplies. If you neglect to mention the model number, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a quote that is appropriate for the actual value of the cartridge.


We hope that this guide will help you when you decide to sell your unused ink and toner cartridges. 

If you have question, please send message to us and we’ll reply you as soon as possible.